Easter definitions

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Easter is defined as the Sunday each year that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus with special church services and meals as well as a more secular celebration with Easter baskets filled with candy, delivered by an Easter bunny.

An example of Easter is a day where you can go to a sunrise church service and carry white lilies.

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A Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus.
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The day on which this feast is observed, the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after March 21.
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Eastertide.
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An annual Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, held on the first Sunday after the date of the first full moon that occurs during or after the vernal equinox.
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The Sunday of this festival.
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(obsolete) Eastern.
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(Christianity) A Christian feast commemorating the resurrection of Christ; the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after the vernal equinox, neither earlier than March 22 nor later than April 25.

We spent each of the past five Easters together as a family.

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(paganism) A festival held in honour of the goddess Eostre or Ostara and celebrated at the spring equinox or within the month of April. Also known as Eostre.
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Origin of easter

From Old English ēastre, apparently from Ēastre, the name of a goddess whose festival was celebrated at the vernal equinox, from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ. Compare German Ostern.